As we kick off what many consider the first weekend of summer, let's honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we could enjoy the blessings of freedom. The weekend includes a local parade. At the campground we will have our holiday weekend pancake breakfast to benefit Kids Care Camps, a bike parade, craft time for kids and a root-beer float special in the General Store Cafe.
Dad's will have a special weekend surrounded by the little ones that gave them the most important job they'll ever have. Kids camp free and will build special memories through planned activities that include craft time with dad, kids v. dads tug-of-war competition, and a Daddy Dunk Tank* where kids can hit a bull's eye and plunge the the 'ol man. (*activity fee applies)
America's birthday and camping go hand and hand. Area fireworks will be the panicle of a fun-packed weekend that includes a pancake breakfast, red-white-and-blue bike parade, relay races, craft time, root beer float special and family game night.
Christmas comes to town in what promises to be a joyous weekend. Time with families will be memorable as campers are encouraged to decorate their sites with lights and decorations. Votes will be cast to choose the best site! Craft time, holiday-themed games, and even a visit from our own Santa Clause are expected.
Pure Michigan summer and water are on tap for this fun-packed weekend. Pool games, relay races with squirt guns, water balloons and sponges will have everyone gushing with laughter.
Celebrate all your hard work and the final weekend before the fall schedule kicks back into session full-swing. Our holiday pancake breakfast starts off your Saturday. Kids can compete in our campground Olympics, make a craft, and march throughout the campground in a glow stick parade.
No complaining is allowed during this relaxing weekend that invites you to enjoy the products from our local wineries. Come and discover why southwest Michigan is famous for being the "Fruit-belt" of Michigan. With multiple, award winning vineyards in the area, a wine tour will be coordinated where campers can be picked up right at the General Store and leave the driving to us for a wine tour, and later returned safely back to the campground. Because no great story ever started with people eating a salad, you'll be sure to have great memories to share with friends and family back home. Additional cost is involved and advance reservation is necessary, so please let us know that you are interested and planning to participate.
You'll discover the Columbus Day Weekend, which is last three-day weekend for many of our guests, ends with a fun time that includes our nature trail scavenger hunt, crafts, and a Bon-fire in our large group area we call "The Meadow."
Fall camping brings more memories as we enjoy cooler temperatures. Campers are encouraged prepare their famous chili recipes and meet outside the General Store to enjoy sharing it with other campers in our first annual Chili Cook-off competition. Campers are also encouraged to decorate their sites, and wear fun costumes to participate in a campground parade and "trailer-treating" at night.
We also will bid our guests a fond farewell as this weekend concludes our 2017 camping season.
Antiques on the Bluff is held along tree lined Lake Bluff Park, overlooking Lake Michigan. This antique show is a premier event for St. Joseph and antiquers around Southwest Michigan!Located in Lake Bluff Park the show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of each month May-October.Rain or shine event.
There will be something fishy about St. Joseph, Michigan this summer!. Itll be the citys 14th annual outdoor art exhibit, Fishing for Fun in St. Joseph, featuring 20 fish and shark sculptures painted by regional artists.
Celebrate spring and get ready for summer! Enjoy live music, craft beer, regional wines, and local BBQ! This event will be located in Whirlpool Centennial Park, just below the bluff from downtown St. Joseph.
A parade to honor those veterans who have served this great country of ours and sacrificed their lives to keep our freedom. Parade starts at the intersection of Lake Blvd. and Park St. and travels down Lake Blvd. to the John E. N. Howard Bandshell. A short program at the bandshell will be held after the parade.
Every Saturday (9am-2pm), there is a farmer's market at Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph, located between Broad and Plesant Streets. Enjoy locally grown jams, honey, hearth-bread baked breads and fine pastries, perennials, cut flowers, organic vegetables and so much more!
The 56th Annual Krasl Art Fair, presented by Krasl Art Center is the host of one of the premier art shows in the country. Music and entertainment will be provided all day long while you browse more than 200 artist vendors.
This is an annual celebration of the gladiolus flowers and peaches, which are both grown locally. The festival provides three days of family fun for all ages. Events include live music on two stages, a classic car show parade. and a beautiful aerial fireworks display.
Watch as the streets of downtown St Joseph are transformed into beautiful works of art. Artists begin working on their blocks on Friday at 4:00 p.m. and finish on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Blocks are judged and prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. View the blocks all day on Sunday. Also, don't forget to check out the downtown Sidewalk Sales.
The National Blueberry Festival is held on the second weekend of August each year, and is one of the country's oldest continuously-running fruit festivals! We're proud of South Haven's tremendous blueberry crop, and the important industry it represents in our area. Van Buren County is the Nation's most prolific producer of highbush blueberries, and Michigan as a whole produces upward of 100 million pounds each year. Growers, packers, u-picks, specialty equipment, agritourism, cottage industry and more convene right here in Southwest Michigan, and it's all thanks to the delicious and healthy king of fruits- the almighty blueberry!
The 1.2-mile swim in the clear refreshing waters of Lake Michigan, begins on the beach. The bike course winds through rolling wine country and orchards, and the shaded run is lined with enthusiastic volunteers. Athletes finish on the beach, where families can hang out and play until athletes finish the race.
For over 70 years, families have made a tradition out of attending the Berrien County Youth Fair in Berrien Springs Michigan. With its rich history, thousands continue to flock to one of the largest county fairs in the Midwest. The Berrien County Youth Fair has continuously ranked among the top fairs and festivals in Michigan.
The festival offers something for everyone including tastings and tours for wine enthusiasts; a 5k, grape stomping competition, kayak race, and other contests for the active members of your family; four stages of entertainment for music-lovers; and carnival rides, fireworks, and the parade for all ages.